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You are flying on a small hot air balloon towards a gigantic airship made out of glass. What kind of sorcery is this? And why are you going so slow? Well, the steampunk world is not all sunshine and rainbows.
You had to sacrifice the speed of airplanes for the class and magic of air balloons, airships and the flying machine of Leonardo da Vinci, which is apparently a thing now in the Bay ( it has been 3 years since the engineers finally built a working prototype, but it only became mainstream a few months ago).
Back to the point: you are flying slowly, but steadily towards the Oculus, or at least that’s what’s written on that huge cyan flag. They told you that is the airship where the Bay’s finest round steampunk sunglasses and goggles are crafted and sold to fellow steampunks and tourists. You might not remember this, which is perfectly fine. People tend to forget the beginning of their dreams ( or perhaps you did not read the previous piece of the story, too bad).
The Oculus is a strange behemoth. From the outside it looks like a huge aquarium…no…terrarium…aerarium?? Whatever the proper denomination is, it’s a funny sight.
Looking at it closely, you can get a glimpse into the life of it’s inhabitants. They are all wearing fashionable victorian clothes and some sort of steampunk sunglasses. Some prefer goggles, as they protect you from the wind, others are just going for the looks. Everyone here is unique in a way, but they have one thing in common: they look damn classy.
As you look at those elegant citizens, you begin to contemplate with your life ( you have time for that, as the air balloon is still only halfway there). You ask yourself the question that you should have years ago:
Why am I wearing boring shirts and jeans and sweatpants and whatnot instead of the Victorian beauties on those people down there? More importantly, why am I not wearing one of those crazy vintage sunglasses?
Say no more, you have arrived. Time flies fast when you’re having fun ( and thinking about steampunk clothing & accessories is considered fun here). Okay, so what now?
You look around and see more than a hundred merchants trying to outshout eachother. ‘Steampunk sunglasses and goggles. The best the Zeppelin Bay has to offer!’. You inspect each and every product, but something doesn’t feel right. You need something badass looking, but nothing quite cuts it.
Suddenly, a group of shady looking people appear on the other side of the market. They are wearing black coats , gloves, and round sunglasses dark as night.
You instantly fall in love with their glasses. They have side shields and all that good stuff. They’re just perfect. Now, the question is: where can you get them?
A strange old man with the ability to hear your thoughts appears ( or maybe you were talking out loud all this time). ‘Those are the Renegades. They are reformed airship pirates.’
‘You might think that they would be aggressive judging by their looks, but most of them are pretty nice people. They choose to look like villains in order to blend in when they are traveling on dangerous skies.’
‘How can I get a pair of round steampunk sunglasses like the one they’re wearing?’
‘That should be easy. They are working as traders now. I’m sure they have a few hundred of those on stock. Just go and ask.’
So you head towards the Renegades to buy a pair of those glasses…
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